NHF Screening as part of Bangor Public Humanities Day

May
6
Submitted by David

Saturday, May 17 at 4 p.m., Northeast Historic Film Screening as part of Bangor Public Humanities Day
at Brick Church, 126 Union Street, Bangor

Free screening of early twentieth-century Maine moving images:
Ellis Brook Camp, February 1928 logging work with horses and Lombard tractors filmed by Tudor Gardiner (Maine governor, 1929-1933);
Bangor Firefighters’ Parade (Main Street), 1929;
and Circus Parade, Maine, 1929 (probably July 8, 1929, Sparks Circus on Railroad Street in Bangor.)

New transfers from original 16mm film will be presented (thank you, Joe Gardner, thank you MWA FlashTransfer Choice!)
This is the first public viewing of these moving images from the family of Charles Gilbert, who graduated from the University of Maine in 1894. He worked as an engineer for Great Northern Paper Company, lived in Bangor, owned a home in Castine, and traveled around the world. His nephew, Charles Gilbert III, donated the film collection to Northeast Historic Film